A former state representative pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven to conspiring with others to commit bank fraud in connection with his home mortgage loan applications.

According to court documents and statements, in the summer of 2013, Victor Cuevas, of Bristol, was a city of Waterbury employee and the state representative for the 75th District and wanted to purchase a home in Bristol using a Federal Housing Administration loan.

Cuevas and others told the bank he was using gifted funds to buy the property, when instead the money was loaned to him for the purchase. Cuevas and another individual signed a HUD statement indicating the funds were a gift and no repayment was expected. However, when the mortgage closed, he repaid the individual the $7,000.

Cuevas pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and faces up to five years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Cuevas resigned for the Connecticut General Assembly in March 2016.